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The Art of Disciplined Creativity

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Ideas and practices for regularly gathering sources of inspiration, eliminating blocks to more easily access creative states, prolong them, and leverage their power to develop and execute great work.

Ideas and practices for regularly gathering sources of inspiration, eliminating blocks to more easily access creative states, prolong them, and leverage their power to develop and execute great work.

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The Art of Disciplined Creativity

  1. The Art of Disciplined Creativity Denise R. Jacobs Web Afternoon / Atlanta October 2011
  2. The Art of Social Media The Artist: @denisejacobs The Medium: @webafternoon #webafternoon The Subject: #creativityhabit
  3. The Artist Still Known as Denise Jacobs Speaker, Trainer, Author, Pan-Creative
  4. On Creativity
  5. What’s the point? Concepts, ideas, tips to help you instill practices that will encourage you to become even more conversant and better able to collaborate with your creativity.
  6. We are alchemists
  7. Always delightful
  8. Structure, Discipline, Path
  9. Three Facets of The Way
  10. Three Facets of The Way 1. The Path of One 2. It Takes Two 3. The Way of Many
  11. The Path of One
  12. The Path of One 1. Eliminate 2. Incorporate 3. Train your brain 4. Gather and document 5. Gamify it
  13. Eliminate Creativity Killers
  14. Communication addiction
  15. Multitasking
  16. Banish you inner critic
  17. The evil voices in your head FEAR (“false evidence appearing real” or “f*ck everything and run”) causes unnecessary inhibitions which obstruct the generation of new ideas on a biochemical and neurological level.
  18. Impostor syndrome
  19. Comparisons
  20. Incorporate Creativity Supporters
  21. Show up everyday
  22. Habit fields
  23. Sprint
  24. Delegate
  25. Think with your hands
  26. Lo-fi time
  27. Train Your Brain
  28. Get your alpha on
  29. Balance your brain
  30. Get physical
  31. Be Willing
  32. Be Mindful
  33. Gather and Document
  34. Collect and Curate
  35. Get it down
  36. Sketchnotes, mind-mapping, etc.
  37. Voice
  38. Tools • Zootool.com • Evernote • Imgspark.com • Diigo • Scrnshots.com • Delicious • Vi.sualize.us • Flickr • Emberapp.com • Pinterest.com
  39. Gamify it
  40. Be heroic
  41. It Takes Two
  42. It Takes Two • Externalize • Invite
  43. Externalize
  44. Genius
  45. Genius? (yes.)
  46. Your inner Genius As opposed to “being” a genius, consider that you have a genius – a mystical spirit that accompanies you and inspires and helps you to create fantastic work.
  47. Genius? (yes!)
  48. Muses
  49. Who ‘dat? The muses were thought to be the true speakers for whom an artist is merely the mouthpiece. Muses inspire people to do their best.
  50. Memory (Mnene)
  51. Voice (Aoide)
  52. Practice/occasion (Melete)
  53. Ideas
  54. We are avatars for ideas
  55. Extend an Invitation
  56. Make it clear
  57. Engage in a dialogue
  58. You’re Doin’ It Wrong “My f*cking book won’t tell me its name!” “Well, if you’re going to talk to it like that, it’s not going to tell you anything.”
  59. Sweet talk your ideas
  60. Be ready for them to show up
  61. You’ll get love
  62. The Way of Many
  63. The Way of Many • Collective Ideation • Learn. Teach. Master.
  64. Collective Ideation
  65. Incubate to Generate
  66. Ideas are a network
  67. The source of great ideas
  68. Avoid
  69. Diverse environments
  70. Invite others to wonder with you
  71. In praise of slow…hunches
  72. Co-work to collaborate
  73. Plus it
  74. Reframe #fail
  75. Share mistakes
  76. Learn. Teach. Master.
  77. Leaning? Always!
  78. Learn from the masters
  79. Teach what you know
  80. Reach Mastery
  81. Discipline is Victory
  82. What do you get?
  83. Expression
  84. What you produce is unique
  85. Doing you = Awesome • Singing your song in your voice • Creating what you want to see/use • Getting your remix on: gather like an aficionado; repurposing like an artist
  86. Productivity
  87. Productivity through little bets The d.school process: • observe • suggest • tinker • review • apply feedback • reiterate
  88. Flow? Found.
  89. The stage is set for Flow • Cleared space – work area, time, head • Concept in mind: know what you want to achieve and what it looks like • Necessary materials on hand • Distractions eliminated • Practice in place • Willingness in place
  90. Creative Confidence
  91. Was ist das? “…the confidence that, when given a difficult problem, we have a methodology that enables us to come up with a solution that nobody has before.” David Kelley, Ideo
  92. It does work
  93. Last outcome
  94. The end…?
  95. Resources delicious.com/denisejacobs/creativityhabit
  96. Further reading http://www.alistapart.com/articles/reigniting-your-creative-spark/ http://www.alistapart.com/articles/banishing-your-inner-critic/
  97. Shameless Self-Promotion #1 The CSS Detective Guide CSSDetectiveGuide.com twitter.com/cssdetective Get 35% off at PeachPit.com with the discount code “NETMAG”
  98. Shameless Self-Promotion #2 InterAct With Web Standards: A Holistic Approach to Web Design InterActWithWebStandards.com twitter.com/waspinteract
  99. How to find me DeniseJacobs.com denise@denisejacobs.com twitter.com/denisejacobs slideshare.net/denisejacobs
  100. Thank you!

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